Privacy Opponents Are Using a Sneaky Trick to Help ISPs Sell Your Data

Do you know what your internet service provider is doing with your data? You probably know that it can see the sites you’re visiting, but have you ever thought about whether it’s selling that information to advertisers? Anti-regulation officials are planning to make sure your ISP never has to tell you.

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Privacy groups call for FTC probe of WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy groups said.

The FTC should step in to stop WhatsApp from violating “commitments the company previously made to subscribers,” the 17 groups said in a letter sent to the agency Thursday. WhatsApp has long billed itself as a secure and private messaging service. 

WhatsApp’s recently released plan to share user data with Facebook as a way to target advertising could amount to an “unfair and deceptive” trade practice, said the groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Watchdog, and Demand Progress.

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Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy groups said.

The FTC should step in to stop WhatsApp from violating “commitments the company previously made to subscribers,” the 17 groups said in a letter sent to the agency Thursday. WhatsApp has long billed itself as a secure and private messaging service. 

WhatsApp’s recently released plan to share user data with Facebook as a way to target advertising could amount to an “unfair and deceptive” trade practice, said the groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Watchdog, and Demand Progress.

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OpenIAM Helps Improve Patient Privacy and Collaboration Between…

OpenIAM’s Identity and Access Governance (IAG) stack has been successfully deployed by healthcare organizations to control access to patient information as well as enable secure collaboration between…

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Q&A: Is cloud computing the end of privacy?

Question by : Is cloud computing the end of privacy?
What is up with this new fad? people talk as if it is the best thing since sliced bread. Deep down, I do not like to put my personal files on a 3rd party server, who can monitor and disclose my information to anyone.
By the way if you think they don’t, they do.

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Answer by elizabethramer
I don’t worry about personal privacy, because I don’t put personal stuff online. It’s just junk, really. But folks who store their data online thinking it will never be lost are fools. How many legit folks lost their data with the closing of megaupload or what ever the site is called.

And if folks are dumb enough to put personal info on the cloud….welll then, they deserve to have their stuff stolen.

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Do you consider the Firefox extension TrackMeNot a strong method of ensuring search history privacy?

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Question by ribordoli: Do you consider the Firefox extension TrackMeNot a strong method of ensuring search history privacy?
TrackMeNot is a lightweight browser extension that protects web searchers against surveillance and data-profiling. It does so not by means of concealment or encryption (i.e. covering one’s tracks), but instead, paradoxically, by the opposite strategy: noise and obfuscation. With TrackMeNot, actual web searches, lost in a cloud of false leads, are essentially hidden in plain view. User-installed TrackMeNot works with the Firefox Browser and popular search engines, e.g. AOL, Yahoo!, Google, & MSN, and requires no 3rd-party servers or services.

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Answer by John-Paul C
yes, i use it.

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Research: Half of Cloud Clients to Change Privacy Policy by Q4 2012

Research: Half of Cloud Clients to Change Privacy Policy by Q4 2012
By Scott M. Fulton, III / August 12, 2011 12:06 PM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the white paper about
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Question by berniefro: What’s the difference between mobile cloud computing and cloud computing?
Hi,
other than the clients for mobile cloud computing are cell phones and the clients for cloud computing are computers, what are the main differences between the two?
Thanks,
Bernie

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Answer by Zarn
Physical reconfiguration of the network because of moving between base stations (and therefore stronger transactions), limited processing power, limited transmission power, low bandwidth, and limited battery power.

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